The Gift of Gab
Four33: An Improvisation Podcast (9/10)In partnership with International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI)

The Gift of Gab

Whether improvising their careers as black women in theatre or improvising in the artwork itself, Pat Dillon Moore and Rhoma Spencer employ creativity towards dynamic practices.

Performing artists Pat Dillon Moore and Rhoma Spencer share over forty years of experience drawing from everyday life to create works that inform, entertain and most importantly, connect. Whether improvising their careers as black women in theatre or improvising in the artwork itself, Moore and Spencer employ creativity towards dynamic practices.

Image: detail from untitled motion study by Steph Yates

Episode includes excerpts from the songs:
“Dan is the Man” by Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco)

“Train to Skaville” by The Ethiopians
“Sitting in Limbo” by Jimmy Cliff

Filed Under: Multimedia & Performance

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Carey West is a vocalist and educator whose professional experience motivates her research. She is interested in questions surrounding voice, agency and improvisation. Her MA thesis focused on best practices and liberatory experiences during extended vocal techniques and sound singing workshops.

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Steve Donnelly is a live artist from Wales. His work explores and combines his interests in improvised play, performance studies, contemporary and historical uses of social space, popular culture, belief, and the commons.

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